Monday, March 24, 2008

Easter Dinner

Mom and I made an Easter Rice pie Saturday! This pie is traditionally made at Easter and my Italian Nonna made it every single year. Mom says hers is still the best and always will be but we do have her recipe and we now make it every single year too!

It's really a very simple dessert to make and it's so easy! We thought we'd share the recipe with you!

Easter Rice Pie

1 pound ricotta
3/4 cup sugar
4 eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup cooked rice (We used Minute rice this time but most of the time we use Uncle Ben's brand) 1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix all the above ingredients together pretty much in the order they're listed. We shook a couple of shakes of cinnamon into the mixture too and we also added about 1/4 teaspoon of rum extract. We also added a couple of shavings of orange peel. You can also add shavings of chocolate if you'd like too but then the furchildren can't have any!

Pour this liquidy mixture in a well-greased 8"X8" pan with higher sides or in a 9" pie plate - This pie doesn't require a crust! yahoooooooooo

Bake 350 degrees for about an hour. Poke a knife in the center and make sure it comes out clean! Enjoy!

Sunday morning mom and I were in the kitchen once again and this time we made lazanne! It's our Easter dinner. We also had a piece of our Easter meat pie and salad!

Time to dig in, right?!

What do you think, Mitch? You worked hard all day in the workshop with the boys! How did mom and I do with our Easter dindin?

I guess the picture tells the story! I'm a pretty decent cook, huh! Is it time for Rice pie yet, mom?!

We hope your Easter was as delicious as ours!

So until next time...............

Love ya lots,

Maggie and Mitch


Mack said...

My mouth is watering!! What a delicious feast you had!

umekotyan said...

Good evening maggie.
...the dish at Easter, and the pie savory...
The recipe of the dish of the mama is variegated.
A wonderful dish is invented from the house of maggie. :)
give me please hehehe

from loved ume tyan

Princess Patches said...

That rice pie looks yummy! Can we come over for left-overs? You and your mom are really great cooks!

Poppy & Penny

Harry said...

The rice pud looks yum. We're all doing lots of food posts at the moment aren't we!

Toodle pip
Harry x

The Army of Four said...

Oh, I'm SO hungry now! Everything looks delicious! and thank roo for sharing the recipe!

Deetz said...

The painting is wonderful!!!! That food looked so delicious, mum said she was writing down the recipe as I type....yummy she says...Your aire prayers were answered, gizmo was given a second chance from the doctor.
Love you guys

Gus said...

We can tell by the whiskers on your chinny-chin-chin....Just how delicious was you din-din


Emily and Ike said...

That looks delicious! I got to lick the chicken kiev plates - woo hoo!

Asta said...

Maggie and Mitch
That rice pie looks fabulous..thank you fow the wecipe1 You awe a wondewful cook Maggie..the lasagna looks yummilicious too!! looks like we all lucked out!
This mowning ouw house smelled like a spwing gawden with all the flowews..I love it
smoochie kisses

Moco said...

Your Easter dinner looks delicious. I will have to get Grammie in gear and good that rice pie one of these days.
Mitch looks like he wants to eat the fork along with the delicious food.
Hope you got lots of colored eggs from the Eater Bunny.

Putter said...

Maggie! Maggie!

This EASTER DIN DIN looks simply fabulous and amazing! Just like you and your Mom are! :)))))


Putter ...:)

Petra said...

The rice looks yummy; thanks for sharing the recipe! I'm glad you had a Happy Easter!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Mmm that looks so yummy we can almost taste it. Maybe we can talk Mom into making us some of that...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Caz and Ludo the cool dude said...

All that food you must have been drooling I know I was when I was reading what you were having for dinner. You eat so daintly off a fork.

Glad you had a good easter.

Ludo the cool Dude

Sophie Brador said...

Was there any leftover?


Noah the Airedale said...

Yay more food posts. They're our favourite. Everything looks so yummy. We're going to have to do another food post soon.
Looks like Mitch gives all the food the paws up!!!

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

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Joe Stains said...

You guys are having a food extravaganza over there, I am so jealous!

Patience-please said...

Oh YUMMMMMMMMM!!! And Italian food for Easter like we have too!!! Isn't it the BEST? Our servant wasn't born Italian but she learned from our manservant's mom who is an angel now, and always was even when she was here with us. Our servant is going to make that rice pie recipe, thank you thank you and nice hair cut toooooo!!!!

wags from the whippets

Lorenza said...

Hi, Maggie and Mitch!
That Rice Pie looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe! I will tell my grandma about it!
I am sure it was yummy, isn't it?
Kisses and hugs

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Woh looks like you doggies have yummy easter meal

~ Girl girl

Amber-Mae said...

Oh wow, the Easter Rice Pie looks pawsomely goood! You both are such lucky pups to get to taste everything. Gosh, i get to taste all types of foods to. Why am I complaining? BOL!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Myeo said...

That look so good!

Boy n Baby

Bella said...

mmmm mmm yummy yum yum - sooo delicoius sounding rice pie - how was it ????

♥Mona + Prissy + Angel Weenie♥ said...

Hi M & M,

You have just made the Mommy's day.
We be Italian too. My Grampa, the Mommy's, came over from Sicily when he was 15. The Mommy says the old receipes she learned as a kid were the best. The Mommy said to tell your Mommy thanks a bunch for the meat and rice pies. She told my Aunt Pam & Uncle Sonny about the meat pie, so it won't be Easter but the next time we have the family over for dinner, the Mommy is going to make both.

The salad looks yummy too. We eat lots of salad around here.

Love ya lots & lots...Mona

Simba and Jazzi said...

mmmmmm that looks yummy.

Simba x

Clover said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch!
I love all the recipes you post. It is sooo cool that your mom lets you help in the kitchen too. At my house, while one parent cooks the other has to "entertain" me, because I am always wanting to help by tasting everything... I jump up and dig on the cooks leg, with a cute face...
Love Clover xo

Urban Smoothie Read said...

wat a great easter day u had with all the yummy food..

i only had eggs...

Hana said...

Wow, your Easter meal looks yummy! And that rice dessert must be heaven! Maybe I can get my mom to try to make that one. Does it matter what kind of rice to use? Does it have to come in a box or can it come from a big bag of rice? Have you tried it with less sugar?

Hana said...

You guys should start a recipe blog! And then all the other dogs could contribute to it too!

Hana said...

Ok, it's me again. You used rum extract? Have you tried real rum? Or, is it just not the same as rum extract?

Stanley said...

Hey, Maggsie!

Can we hire & and your mama to cook for us here in GooberStan? Our girl's been getting lazy lately.

Looks like a yummy yummy Easter at your house!

Goober love & smooches,

Lacy said...

woofies M and M, OMD, mama wuz shure surprised when her checked da mail today...wuz a box in dar, from u all..she hasnt smileded much since last wednesday, but she smileded today...her loves dat little bear...she will treasure it always and furever...nobody knows it wuz her barkday Saturday, it wuznt a happy barkday, she iz still missing me...i miss her and daddy too, but me iz havin so much fun here, me iz playin wiff everdog, cat n loves u all, and will watch over u always..and fank u again sooooo muchies....

b safe,
;)angel lacylulu

the many Bs said...

we want to come and eat at your house. you have the bestest foodies. it's making us drool to look at you eating those yummies.


Charlie said...

That sounds like the best Eatser dinner ever!
- Charlie

The Zoo Crew said...

oh, yummy!!!! hope your Easter was most egg-cellent!!

the zoo crew

Lady Kaos said...

That is very yummy looking. You are so helpful! I didn't help with Easter Dinner because I was busy playing, but I did get some yummy bites. I love Easter!!

Dexter said...

Wow you guys know how to live. The only way we knew it was Easter is that all the sub shops were closed. Go figure.


Maya and Kena said...

That looks delicious you guys!!
You sure had a tasty Easter!!
Wags and licks,
Maya and Kena

COL. Sam ASTA-fari Joe H. Pinkerton Peabody, Esq said...

That is some cooooool looking food, kids. That is making us hungry.

Agatha and Archie said...

OOhhhh that looks so yummy!!! Love A+A

Linda said...

Hey Maggie & Mitch,
Mmmmmm, the rice pie sounds really good, Mama makes something similar, but yours sounds much tastier. We copied the recipe, thanks for posting it.
Maggie, I Snickers tagged you for a Meme, please see our blog for the rules.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

T-man Angel said...

Your parents eat the best food!! My mom, CC-man and I are ready to move into your house so we can feast too (hee hee!) That easter rice pie looks so yummy.

Kirby said...

Hi Maggie, Hi Mitch,

Man, your blog always makes me so hungry! I made Mom write down the rice pie recipe cuz is sounds so yummy! I've requsted it for this coming weekend. Perfect treat for a dale. Your whole Easter meal sounds just delicious! Glad you got to sample some of the yumminess! He he!

Your pal,

Ferndoggle said...

I'll bet our Mom could even make that! She NEVER makes dessert. Thanks for the recipe.


Unknown said...

That looks tastie! Did you like it Mitch?

i said...

Ooh that looks really yummy! What a yummy Easter you had! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Anonymous said...

I told Ma what a great blog you guys had and asked her to give you an award and she did check it out

Amber said...

Hey Maggie and Mitch, I sure love to have a taste of your easter dinner!

Amber :)

Chilli the Dog said...

Wow! and your mom did a great job. The pie looks so delicious!

Thks for sharing the recipie. Mebbe one of these day my mom can try it :)